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reid is coming up or trying to draft his own type of proposal to try to address this issue. let's go down the street now, pennsylvania avenue, to the white house where we find our jill doherty. jill, the president will be meeting with reid and pelosi there at the white house. any response thus far from this -- i guess, this news of this reid potential plan? >> reporter: no. not at this point. in fact, it really is moving very fast. so one hour from now we expect harry reid and nancy pelosi to be over here talking with the president. that would appear to be a proposal that might not sit well with some democrats. and obviously that's something they'd want to discuss with the president. no reaction so far, specifically to what reid has come up with. >> all right. we will find out. plus, we have not learned any more details about what that conference call was all about with john boehner. any reaction from the white house or even the president that now two days after john boehner
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would walk out of the meeting with the president that he would lead calls two days in a row to try to come up with some other plan and their deadline would be by 8:00 this evening? >> reporter: well, not specifically. you know, that's kind of -- it feels like past history at this point. what they're trying to do is come up with something that could -- come up with a plan by tomorrow, which is monday, that would give them time to post some type of plan, get a vote on it, and hit that deadline of august 2nd. and then also, you know, you do have some flurry here because of the markets in asia trying to at least get an idea that things are moving. it appears all of the sudden after an entire day of kind of waiting and watching that something might be afoot. >> jill dougherty at the white house, thanks so much. appreciate that. all right. the king and queen of norway now were seen openly weeping leading
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their nation in mourning the 93 people killed in friday's bomb and shooting terror attacks. police say the man they have in custody has confessed and said he acted alone with no accomplice. investigators are also combing a long manifesto purportedly written by the man to try to determine his motivations ♪ i said no, no, no an autopsy for amy winehouse is set to begin tomorrow in london. the 27-year-old singer whose top ten hit "rehab" won her notoriety was found dead yesterday in her london apartment. while same-sex marriage is is now legal in new york, it's by no means totally accepted amongst everyone there. and the law narrowly passed the state senate last month. earlier in the newsroom we heard from both sides of the debate.
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one senator voted for the marriage equality act last month. and jason mcgwire opposes same-sex marriage. >> as governor cuomo has said, the law is the law. and i stress the point that i'm a lawmaker and i am not a reverend. i am not a person of the cloth. so i look at my job and my responsibility within the confines of a state senator. and because the bill was brought to the floor for a vote, i had the opportunity to advocate for that beforehand, and during the vote to cast my vote. >> okay. >> just a very open and shut case as far as i'm concerned. >> all right. let me get mr. mcgwire in. last word on that, mr. mcgwire? >> well, you know, i do appreciate senator alesi's
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acknowledgment -- will be looking for a senator with principles rather than looking for a political engineer position. >> all right. would you like -- >> you can look no further. you've got one right here. absolutely, sure, i am a principled person. and because i explained the politics of that vote on being honest and forthright about it, and jason understands that. he's been trolling the halls of albany for many years. he understands politics. he understanding the mechanics of politics. and he understands the reason we voted the way we did. our susan candiotti is in new york city where hundreds of same-sex couples are getting marry today. we'll hear from her a little bi. one man sprang into action and started saving lives. we're live from norway with this remarkable story. then, famine again grips the horn of africa. food aid is waiting at the borders, but something is keeping it from reaching the starving and the dying.
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to norway now. today we learned that the lone suspect in that horrible bombing and shooting attack that killed 93 people has confessed to both. he is expected to make his first court appearance in oslo tomorrow. cnn's michael holmes will be there when he does. michael, today you met a norwegian man who has an unforgettable story about what happened on friday. >> reporter: yeah. casper largo is his name. he was one of several good americans who when the shooting erupted over on this island, they heard about it, they got on their boats, they went to the island and did remarkable things. getting dozens of those kids off
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the island as the shooting continued. i want you to listen to part of a conversation i had with him earlier today. >> i asked the guard to go off in the water and hold the boat. asking them to name themselves. >> you thought there was a kind of rapport? >> yeah. have a kind of connection. they're devastated. in shock. >> what were they saying? what were they telling you at that time? >> they were very, very frightened. and they gathered around here. i tried to make an agreement with them. i said the objective of this shuttle over to the mainland is to transport everybody safe and there you will meet people, rescue people, medical care you can speak to. and i think we kept that promise for a long time. but on the last, the girl starts
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crying and asked are you police? i said, no, i'm just a local resident. she got a little relief by that. she looked at me and said, you know, it was a policeman with a uniform with a bald head who start shooting us. >> reporter: what did the other kids tell you about what had happened on the island? >> different references. not so much, actually, in the boat. but they told that they had been laying there between one and two hours. and many of them was yjust wearing underwear. >> reporter: because they'd gotten in the water. >> probably took off the clothes to try to swim. maybe the water was too cold or whatever. maybe they were having a siesta. i don't know. many were just underwear and t-shirts. some didn't even have that. we passed a group of three people who were looking like
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they took a kind of shelter behind a stone on the shore there. i tried to address them on the first and second way in and out. i thought that in my naivety they were just in shock. then i realized that they actually were maybe deceased. and after a while i tried to contact them. there was no reaction to that. i addressed the police corps. it was quite a touching story. i realized that three of the young people laying there kind of together behind the stone, they actually got shot in the woods. and they have transported themselves down to that place and gathered together, and i believe they died there, three young people holding on to each other. >> reporter: it's just chilling stuff, isn't it, fred? it really is.
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he was one of several people they said who went down there and got dozens of kids off there. his first trip he took 14 off in that little boat, which is remarkable. you mentioned that anders behring breivik is going to be in court tomorrow. he is. we're told he's going to plead not guilty even though police say he's fully confessed to his crimes. he described them his lawyer says as horrible but necessary. people believe that is because he wants to go to trial so he can tell his story of hatred, fredricka. >> how typically would that court appearance unfold there? >> reporter: you know, well, it's pretty much like in the states you'd call an arraignment. it's a first court appearance. it's where the charges are fully read and presented to him. he then gets an opportunity to plead. he also under norwegian law gets an opportunity to speak. that's what everyone's going to be interested in hearing. now, we know that this is a guy that put out that manifesto of hatred against muslims in europe, saying that muslims were
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basically changing the face of culture in europe and that the governments who allowed them in were responsible and that they should be at war against them. i mean, real rambling, ranting, hatred feed diatribe. we're probably going to hear a bit of that tomorrow when he gets a chance to speak. how much the judge will let him say we won't know until tomorrow. but, yeah, first court appearance of what one assumes will be many. this guy seems determined to go to trial so he gets as many opportunities as possible to speak this hatred. >> michael holmes, thanks so much, near oslo. all right. now to the horn of africa where aid agencies simply cannot get food, clean water and medicine to the millions of people suffering through drought and famine in is a masew mall ya. part of the problem is an old one. money. here's cnn's john vass. >> reporter: with the horn of africa suffering through its worst drought in 60 years, tens of thousands of desperate people continue to flee somalia. seeking shelter, food and aid
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across the border in kenya and ethiopia. but police workers say they're struggling to keep up with this growing crisis. >> we're seeing terrible conditions. people aroriving every day, thousands of people walking for more than 30 days to get here and arriving with very little. >> reporter: aid workers say they're not just overwhelmed, but underfunded. the u.n. is now urging countries to come up with $1.6 billion in aid. >> if funding is not made available for humanitarian interventions now, the famine is likely to continue and spread. >> reporter: and making this crisis worse, the area's hardest hit by famine are under the control of al shabab, an islamic militant group with ties to al qaeda. >> what has been stopping us and our partners from operating in the south and the center have been the insecurity and the restrictions imposed by al
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shabab. >> al shabab says it will now allow outside aid groups into southern somalia. air lifts for the emergency supplies are already under way, but many aid workers are still at risk. john vass, reporting. an inspiration to us all. an ohio boy faced with a huge challenge, but it doesn't stop him. we'll show you his extraordinary talent next in the chat room. [ car door closing ] [ man ] ooooch! hot seat! hot! hot! hot!
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let's begin with something that's already become rather controversial before it's ever really come to the u.s. shores. we're talking about a baby doll which is a big hit in europe. and this baby doll is rather unique. >> it is. you can breast-feed this baby doll. it comes with a halter that you attach, you know, to your front side. and you can then bring the baby up to it. and it makes sucking sounds. >> yeah. there are a lot of folks who are not too happy about this. particularly in the state. even though it sells for $89 in europe, it's a big hit. but the big question is, should you really be trying to encourage, you know, your child at such an early age to know what it is to breast-feed a baby? >> well, i mean, if you have younger siblings, some children have seen this happen. i've seen kids mimic it with their baby dolls that they have. i think in the u.s. we're a little sensitive about some of these things. but a doll? i don't know.
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we'll see what happens. >> some folks are pretty fired up about it. some folks say, okay. all right. interesting. let's talk about a little dog now. because that one always gets people. >> i love this one. >> this one is really fun. this is a heroic little chihuahua. so these guys allegedly are robbing this convenience store. and, you know, they're breaking bad there. they've got their weapons. oh, but no. chihuahua breaks loose. >> look at the dog! >> the chihuahua starts biting. these rough and tumble dudes say, i'm out. >> yeah. they got a little bit of cash. apparently they could have gotten more. >> fido did his -- >> it's paco. the owner says he's going to get a cape for his little dog. >> i love it. that little dog is probably three pounds or so, right? four pounds. >> if that, right? >> that's incredible. this is a story of inspiration, this little boy. >> this is a great one, yeah.
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13-year-old double amputee. he might be missing his feet, but that is not holding this kid back whatsoever. >> oh, my goodness. he is playing all kinds of sports. and he's got these amazing prosthetics right here. you can see right there, he is sprinting. right there on the track. >> he is amazing. he's a.j. digby. that's his name. he's hoping he's going to make the national junior disability championship. he plays football. he plays baseball. and he swims for his middle school. >> ohio. >> yes. >> get used to seeing him and get used to his name. something tells me we're all going to see even more remarkable things from him. >> yeah. he looks awesome. >> all right, jacqui. we're going to see you again. we're going to talk a lot of heat. >> yeah. people still trying to combat that heat. >> so hard to stay cool. >> a few places that are trying to cool off a little bit naturally. other people are fighting over
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air conditioners. the story, some guys at a state fair, they put their hands on top of the air conditioner. the last one left standing actually won it. he won it for his mother. two days. >> we'll get more details on the heat from you, jacqui, coming up that's going to doit for the chatroom. now back to the "newsroom." an arizona woman is known to thousands of indonesians as mother robin. you're going to meet her, next.
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living through tragedy to make other lives better. that's our cnn hero of the week. >> the moment a woman falls pregnant in indonesia, she is 300 times more likely to die in
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the next 12 months than if she was not pregnant. if you have money, you can get excellent medical services. but the poor people don't always get the services they need. in the hospital here, you cannot take your baby home until you pay your bill. sometimes the mothers wait outside the hospital all day waiting to get in to feet their baby and change their baby's diaper. my name is robin lynn. i'm a midwife. most people call me ebu robin. e bu means mother. my own sister, she died as a complication of her pregnancy. i was just very crushed. i came to bali to reinvent my life. hi, baby. hi. we started a clinic run by indonesian women. we offer prenatal care, birth services. no matter how poor they are, no matter their race or religion.
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we teach in the graduating class to the midwifes how to do a more natural, gentle birth. women can stay as long as they want. >> translator: robin helps poor people. she cares about me very much. like my own mother. i'm extremely grateful. >> each baby, each adult deserves a clean, healthy, loving environment. those are our human rights. >> remember, all of this year's cnn heroes were chosen from you, the people in your neighborhood who you want to recognize. if you want to nominate your hero, just go to well, the ban on gays in the military is end ing. the policy has already cut short a lot of promising careers. mike almy was a major in the air force. he served 13 years. and he says he was forced out of the military after someone got access to his private e e-mails and revealed that he is gay. i talked with him friday and asked him if he would re-enlist
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now that don't ask, don't tell is being repealed. here's his response. >> i really hope to. as you said earlier, i did 13 years. my father retired as an officer from the air force as well. i grew up in the military. this is my calling. this is what i was born to do. i really can't wait to get back in and finish my career as an officer and a leader in the air force. what we need right now in the military is role models, officers and leaders alike, gay and lesbians, who can serve right alongside their straight counterparts equally and openly with zero detriment to the mission. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is set to take part in a historic day for same-sex couples in his state. we'll tell you what the mayor will be doing, next. what do you got? restrained driver... sir, can you hear me? just hold the bag.
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in about half an hour, house minority leader nancy pelosi and senate majority leader harry reid will meet with president obama at the white house over the tet impasse. a senate democratic aide says reid is coming up with his own plan after house speaker john boehner refused to consider any plan that president obama would sign. the reid plan would reportedly call for $2.5 trillion in debt
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reduction. the king and queen of norway openly weeping led their nation in mourning the 93 people killed in friday's bomb and shooting terrorist attacks. most of the victims were teenagers attending a summer camp. police say the man they have in custody has confessed. >> translator: it's no progress on the question of what the motive was for the bombing and the shootings. he has not made any changes to what he initially said. he insists that he was alone, but police are still looking to -- to verify what he has said. >> investigators are also combing a long manifesto purportedly written by the suspect to try to determine his motivation. in london today, still no official word on how singer amy winehouse died. an autopsy is set to begin tomorrow. the 27-year-old singer whose top
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ten hit "rehab" won her notoriety was found dead yesterday in her london apartment. back in the u.s., a history making day for same-sex couples in new york. hundreds are getting married legally today. new york passed the marriage equality act last month. the state set up a lottery to handle a crush of requests for marriages today. and one of the lucky couples will tie the knot at the mayor's mansion. susan candiotti is just outside gracie mansion. so how are the preparations? what's going on? >> reporter: well, they're expecting about 120 guests at the special celebration. as we know, gracie mansion is the home to new york city's mayor and in this case, a rare event tonight for mayor michael bloomberg. that is because he will be officiate agent the marriage of two of his staffers. his chief policy adviser and the head of consumer affairs. it's a rare event because the mayor has only officiated twice
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before. once for his daughter, emma, and once for former mayor rudy giuliani. and he decided to do it tonight, he says, to show his support not only for his friends, but for same-sex marriage. of course, he's been an advocate of this for years. and so they are expecting to set up a tent on the lawn. it's ready to go. in fact, they're going to be featuring foods from across new york state. and this will be overlooking the east river. so it's sure to be a great site for everyone who's attending there. but, of course, this isn't going over well with everyone. there was a protest today at a park several blocks away. this was staged by a group calling itself the national organization for marriage. and their main problem with same-sex marriage is that they dispute the fact that new york state, the legislature here, passed the bill without any input, as they put it, from voters in the state. without putting this up for a vote for the entire population.
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but it would appear at this stage that that ship has sailed. and tonight supporters say it is a day for celebration, an historic day for same-sex marriage in new york state. new york becoming the sixth state in addition to the district of columbia that now has legalized same-sex marriage. fred? >> susan, the only people who were protesting or at least demonstrators who are expressing their opposition to this earlier in the day at a different location, are you seeing any signs of that there? >> reporter: no, not outside gracie mansion. in fact, we've only seen some supporters, but they're being kept several blocks away. at this stage, this will be a small affair that's being held inside the mansion. i would say small because it's only 120 guests and the ceremony will be brief. about 20 minutes in length. and there will be a camera inside so we will get to see it as it happens in about an hour from now. >> susan candiotti, thanks so much, in manhattan. now back to amy winehouse's
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death. an autopsy is expected to begin tomorrow. cnn's nina dos antos tells us what's going on today outside the singer's london home. >> reporter: here outside amy winehouse's north london townhouse the police are standing guard as her death remains unexplained. we've also got hundreds of fans of all age groups who've been converging upon this site for the last 24 hours to lay floral tributes and also cards saying, rest in peace, amy. a number of cards also carrying those ever so poignant lyrics that made her so famous and talks of rehab. drugs and alcohol addiction have formed as much part of amy winehouse's persona as, indeed, as her music. although even though she died at such a young age at only 27 years old, she accomplished what many artists have never done, winning five grammy awards in just one night with her album "back to black." many music industry insiders say
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that now, even though she's dead, her music will live on. nina dos santos, cnn, london. >> we've been following celebrity reaction to winehouse's death. here are a few more comments posted on twitter. lady gaga tweets, amy changed pop music forever. i remember knowing there was hope and feeling not alone because of her. she lived jazz. she lived the blues. pop star rihanna tweets, dear god have mercy, i am sick about this right now. and this from kelly osborne. i can't even breathe right now. i just lost one of my best friends. i love you forever, amy, and will never forget the real you. back to norway. tomorrow the legal process begins for the one man accused of a bombing and shooting attack that left 93 people dead in norway. but today the people of that shocked nation led by their king and queen simply shed tears. cnn's diana magnay reports.
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♪ >> reporter: grieving norwegians led by their ashened-face king and queen remember their dead in a service. the prime minister told mourners the past two days had felt like an eternity. >> translator: filled with shock, grief, fury and tears. today is a time for grief. today will allow us to stop up and pause for a bit. grieve over those who are not alive anymore. >> reporter: in the small perish, families of those who'd lost loved ones on the island, wracked with an inconsolable grief.
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a smaller service, here the crown prince and princess and the foreign minister pay their respects. >> i think we all have to come down from our official positions, if we are ministers or anyone else, and be human beings. we have to hug. we have to listen. and we have to cry. with those who have suffered. >> reporter: a congregation in trauma. here from the hotel which has acted as a crisis center since friday's attacks. some of them still waiting to hear the fate of the few still listed as missing. as the hours and the days pass, hopes fade. >> of course, it's important that we find everybody. so the family can start the grief process. >> reporter: a day to comfort, to share in one another's pain. as the police and the press slowly begin to piece together the motive, the picture emerges of a man driven by a hatred of multiculturalism and the open
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tolerance of norwegian society. but this day of mourning is uniting a people to a compassion, determined not to be divided by hate. diana magnay, cnn, norway. what are your options if having a boss younger than you is a problem? some answers after the break.
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in today's "reclaim your career" we're talking about generational conflicts. when baby boomers, generation x, millennials and generation z all come together in the workplace. early i talked to life coach valori burton, and she said to focus on the position, not the age. you really need to make sure you do what you can do. there's times when there's ageism. if that's the case, you want to take the right precautions, go to the right people. other times it's about your own attitude. i think it's really, really important for people, number one, to be sure that they are not focused on what the other person is doing, not focused on the age, but instead focused on the position. i think even if we look at our culture, a lot of times we tear down our leader. so just focus on the position, not the age. make sure you're respecting that position. >> somehow you need to find some real common ground.
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>> yeah. >> you all are in it, you know, together. >> that's right. >> you're hopefully moving towards the same goal. maybe of that -- you know, that business. >> yeah. i think it's easy to just focus on age. you're more than a number. it's really important to say, you know what? what are the strengths here? what are some likes and dislikes, things we can come together around, working on a project together, and focus on those more than you're focusing on the fact that the person is younger than you are. >> see the position, not the age and kind of learn from the past. don't get stuck in that. >> don't get stuck in it. if you've been in the job for a pretty long time, there are things you've seen. perhaps there are changes that have been made. ten years ago we did this. 20 years ago we did that. make sure you don't get stuck in the past. learn from it. you've got a lot of wisdom to share, but be willing to change. for a lot of older workers they're afraid that maybe they're not going to learn the new technology well. take that extra step to learn what you need to learn to change with the times. >> interesting. you say don't look to your job for appreciation. what do you mean? meaning some folks are looking
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for that instant gratification by the work that they do? >> yes. the viewers that talked about this frustration with the generations, someone being younger, a lot of times were talking about not feeling appreciated. it's smart for a boss to appreciate your people. you get a lot more productivity. >> at least say you're doing a great job, that kind of stuff, encourage them? >> to be encouraging. however, you cannot expect that at work. you know, expect the job. expect to have a decent income. expect to be treated with respect and whatever benefits you were promised. >> don't look for a pat on the back, the constant you're doing a great job, thank you. >> do your work but don't look for the appreciation at work. >> refuse to judge. meaning refusing to judge, you know, the boss that's younger than you, trying to compare the whole life experience, how is it you can be my boss and, you know, i could change your diapers back in the day, that kind of thing? >> you don't want to be judged for being older. don't judge the other person for being younger then assume they can't do the job. you want to make sure you're not judging other people. treat others the way you want to be treated.
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>> be friendly. kill them with kindness. >> that is so simple. smile at people. say hello. be helpful. those things break down and transcend age. what's really important is that you just do the simple things. a smile can go a long way. >> valorie burton with some career advice. presidential candidates are flocking to one key state this week. we'll tell you where it is and why it's so popular. drew peterson versus rob lowe? lowe set to play the accused wife killer in an upcoming movie. peterson does not want this movie made. the legal guys weigh in on that. [ grunting ] huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. america's number one weed killer. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. guaranteed. weeds won't play dead, they'll stay dead. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem.
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it pays to discover. republican presidential candidates are zeroing in on one midwestern state this week. cnn's deputy political director paul steinhauser has details on this political look ahead. >> hey, fred. iowa is in the spotlight this week. new jersey governor chris christy there tomorrow. wait a minute. before you start thinking he's changed his mind and decided to run for the white house, hold off a second. he's there to speak on an education summit. plenty of people running for the presidential nomination will be in the state. congresswoman michele bachmann, congressman ron paul, tim
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pawlenty and former senator rick santorum of pennsylvania all campaign in iowa this week. you know what? that make sense. we're just over three weeks away from a crucial straw poll in the state. texas governor rick perry who seems to be moving closer to jumping into the presidential race speaks at a conservative conference in colorado. fred? gl thanks so much, paul. for the latest political news you know exactly where to go. all right pap controversy over rob lowe's next movie. he is set to play accused wife killer scott peterson. here is lowe explaining that role. >> this is for the part that i'm playing now. i'm playi ining drew peterson. drew is the cop from chicago. and the first wife was found dead in the try bathtub. second wife disappeared. still don't know where she is. he's currently awaiting trial for the murder of the first wife. >> so drew peterson is trying to
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stop production of this movie. this weekend i talked about this with our legal guys and asked if peterson's lawsuit has a chance. >> the book was written. it was called "untouchable." it's about drew peterson. wouldn't you imagine that his legal counsel would have written to the publishers trying to cease -- have them cease and desist? unfortunately, nobody apparently on the legal team reads. but they do watch television. so they're now trying to convince lifetime to stop the production. well, there's no more legal chance or constitutional chance in the world of that happening. drew peterson is concerned that he might appear in not a particularly good light. he intentionally does not look good. so bottom line, the case is absolutely, fredricka, going nowhere. >> richard, because there was a work, what avery said, because there's already a book and because this cease and desist
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letter, you know, it may -- it may not stand a really good chance of stopping this production, in your view? >> no. because of the book. and also because they took direct transcripts from hearings and proceedings in court and relied on those. >> right. >> but the real problem, fred, is that he was upset that -- that the actor who was portraying him is not the one he wanted. avery was busy. he was unable to perform for this movie role. they were looking for you! they we . >> they were looking for you, richard, not me. >> i'm glad they didn't cast either of you. then you'd be unavailable for us. >> he's afraid of tainting the jury pool, fred. this is a guy who was dating, going on radio shows, getting dates and carrying on like a lunatic. that jury pool is tainted. he's got to have a problem. the evidence is not that strong, fred. the evidence is not very strong in that case. >> i love those legal guys, richard and avery, every weekend.
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catch them every saturday and you may see them again on sunday, too. don lemon here now, you can see him, too, in 12 minutes from now. >> i'm going to be talking about -- >> you'll see him now. again in 12 minutes. >> i was looking for that song "going to the chapel ♪ >> because? >> because. because we're -- i should be saying we're going to the mansion. we're going to the mansion. gracie mansion. because mayor bloomberg, michael bloomberg and two handsome grooms -- do you say bride and broom? beautiful bride and handsome groom? they're going to make history right here on cnn. mayor bloomberg is going to be officiating. two of his top aides, john and makeal, are going to get married -- john and jonathan, i should say. they're going to get married at gracie mansion. that's going to be history. we're going to carry it live for you on cnn. conservative mayor, once presidential contender. who would have ever thought that you'd see something like that?
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the reason i have this helmet is we went down to get one from one of the stores downstairs. this is a college football helmet. it's pretty similar to the ones that are used in the nfl. right? 75 players filed a lawsuit saying that the nfl knew about head injuries years ago, maybe as far back as 1920, but didn't say anything. so they filed a lawsuit. now with this new agreement that they're coming up with now with the lockout and all that, they're hoping -- it's going to add hundreds of millions of dollars. will that make this lawsuit go away because they're going to give it to the old-timers and retired folks? we don't know. we'll ask a hall of famer about this, the new safety features put in the helmet. he's going to bring his old one to show what his helmet was like. then he's going to tell us about the new agreement and this lawsuit as well. so there you go. >> we're looking forward to all that. top of the "newsroom." >> you want to wear it? >> no. that is too small. that looks very tiny. but impressive. i'm looking forward to the discussion.
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the debt ceiling of the negotiations on capitol hill. congressional correspondent kate bolduan is with us now. kate, what do you have? >> some interesting developments to tell our viewers about. we're getting a readout of the conference call that john boehner held with his members, and really what i think the big headline here is there is not a deal at this hour between congressional leaders who have been said to have been working toward some type of agreement. now, speaker boehner on this call, according to a source familiar, really seemed to have some tough talks for his members, saying that they need to stick together and to stick to their principles. at the same time we have on the other side of the capitol, the senate majority leader, the democrat over there, senator harry reid. he's pushing his own proposal. speaker boehner on this call while saying they need to stick to their principles seems to be laying the ground work, that they're going to really need to compromise, that they're going
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to have to find something that they can agree to that they can also pass, the house and the senate and honestly be agreed to by the president. a couple of quotes i received from a source familiar to the call, boehner said, quote, it's going to require some of you to make some sacrifices. he said you always know the right thing isn't the easiest thing to do. as i just mentioned, at the very same time senate majority harry reid, he's now pushing his own proposal really because he doesn't think's been any significant prospect. and this proposal he's now proposing would race the debt ceiling until 2013. it would also include at least $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction and akorgd to a democratic aide it would satisfy the republican kwiermts that there be an equal amount of spending cuts to the debt ceiling raised. what this is already reflecting, that we should tell our viewers,
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is that there does not seem to be any significant progress late this afternoon toward a bipartisan agreement, fredricka. >> thank you so much. in the meantime let's check in with our jacqui jeras because heat is still a major factor as we head into a new workweek. >> you certainly want to take that into account as you make your plans. temperatures still up there. warm across the midsection in particular as well as the east. a little bit better for you in new york city as well as the boston area, but overall be prepared for our hot stuff. our weather pattern is changing a little bit in terms of getting more showers and thunderstorms. a lot of activity across the midsection and across the southeast. as we look at tomorrow's map you can see there's a lot of blue on our map, so these pop-up thunderstorms, there haven't been a lot in the way of organized severe weather. isolated storms have become severe but we've seen a lot of
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flash flooding. you saw video earlier from the chica chicagoland area. this is most definitely going to be affecting your travel weather as well. let me pull up this next map and see where we're expecting travel delays. if you're going to the airports or going out of town on business or get one last vacation in before school starts -- yes, school, right around the corner. major delays expected in atlanta. we're talking a good 80% chance that we're going to see downpours. washington, d.c., you can see the heavy rain as the cold front tries to drop on through and bring you some heat relief. you're going to exchange that for showers and thunderstorms. new orleans looking for showers and thunderstorms. well under an hour. 15 to 30 minutes or so. and then philadelphia, we're expecting to see some thunderstorms too. one last thing i want to note is that it's hurricane season. we don't want to forget about this. we've got one little area here we're watching. there's a small chance it's
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going to develop into anything, but this time of year when we see tropical development, it happens pretty close to the coast. just be on high alert in the upcoming days and weeks ahead that these things can pop up real relatively quickly. things are kind of on the quiet side right now but that's going to change as we turn the calendar over to the month of august. >> thanks so much. we'll be checking in with you. i'm fredricka whitfield. i'll see you next saturday. right now time for don lemon, about two minutes away. ...was it something big? ...or something small? ...something old? ...or something new? ...or maybe, just maybe... it's something you haven't seen yet. the 2nd generation of intel core processors. stunning visuals, intelligent performance. this is visibly smart.
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